Pot sales measures set for Jurupa Valley election ballot

By in Press Enterprise on October 6, 2017

By Imran Ghori

Jurupa Valley voters will be presented with two competing measures next June over whether to allow commercial marijuana sales in the city.

The City Council voted Thursday, Oct. 5 to include both measures in the next election after marijuana legalization advocates successfully gathered enough signatures for their initiative last month.

One measure would allow marijuana sales, cultivation and other activity legalized under Prop. 64 – which state voters approved last November – in the city’s manufacturing commercial zones.

The council had the option of adopting the initiative as law — which the measure’s supporters advocated – or call an election.

A city-sponsored measure asks voters whether they want to keep in place the current prohibitions on commercial marijuana sales.

A no vote on the initiative brought forward by marijuana sales advocate would have the same result. However, if both measures were to pass, the one with the most votes would take effect.

The council also approved a resolution urging voters to reject the legalization measure and support the city’s prohibition measure.

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